BBC Symphony Orchestra
24 May 2017, Barbican, London
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BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2016-17 season Sakari Oramo conducts Messiaen

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo conducts Messiaen
19:30 Wed 24 May 2017 Barbican, London
Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo conducts a double-bill from 20th-century musical genius and visionary, Olivier Messiaen.
Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo conducts a double-bill from 20th-century musical genius and visionary, Olivier Messiaen.

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BBC Symphony Orchestra Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo conducts a double-bill from 20th-century musical genius and visionary, Olivier Messiaen.

His gargantuan Turangalîla Symphony is a vibrant and colourful celebration of all-consuming love, loosely based on the Tristan and Isolde story. It is preceded here by Messiaen’s four sacred meditations for orchestra, L’Ascension.